It was still dark when I got dressed for church yesterday morning. I thought I had enough light to see to dress myself properly. Turned out I was wrong.
In between our two church services, I noticed that the socks I was wearing were not the socks that I thought I put on. The color didn’t match my pants or my shoes. Luckily, I worship with a group of people who are either too nice to point out such mistakes, or too busy with important matters to even notice such a trivial thing.
This is just a reminder of the dangers of dressing yourself while living in spiritual darkness. Those who live in darkness don’t realize that they are clothing themselves with filthy rags when they choose to live lives of sin and debauchery. Children of God are called out of darkness to live in the light of Jesus Christ. They trade in their filthy rags of sin to be clothed in the righteousness provided by Christ.
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth).—Ephesians 5:8-9.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”—Colossians 3:12.